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Mackay, Thomas W. “Mormon as Editor: A Study in Colophons, Headers, and Source Indicators.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 90-109.
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The Book of Mormon contains various colophons and source indicators that signal documents or authors that Mormon and the writers of the small plates used, quoted, paraphrased, or summarized in composing the final text. Some of these headers have been italicized and separated out by the printer; others form an integral part of the text but could as well have been separated and italicized. Mormon’s extensive notation of sources is another set of evidence for the intricate and complex nature of the text and, simultaneously, of the magnitude of Mormon’s work as an ancient editor and historian.

Keywords: Colophon; Editor; Header; Historian; Mormon; Sources; Structure
ID = [2844]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 38323  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
MacKinnon, William P. “The Utah War and Its Mountain Meadows Massacre: Lessons Learned, Surprises Encountered.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): 237-251.
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This article recounts the background and consequences of the Utah War of 1857–58 and comments on the power struggle that existed between Governor Brigham Young and President James Buchanan during that time.

Keywords: Early Church History; Mountain Meadows Massacre; Utah War
ID = [616]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,brigham,farms-review  Size: 32488  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Maddox, John Wm. “A Listing of Points and Counterpoints.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 1 (1996): Article 3.
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Review of New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (1993), edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe. The claims of Metcalfe's New Approaches to the Book of Mormon appear to have been adequately responded to in the Review.

ID = [223]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 48456  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Madsen, Ann N. “‘His Hand Is Stretched Out Still’: The Lord’s Eternal Covenant of Mercy.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman G. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and Stephen D. Ricks, 703—22. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Covenant [see also Ephraim, Israel, Jews, Joseph]
ID = [67064]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:10
Madsen, Ann N. “Joseph Smith and the Words of Isaiah.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 353—67. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [67053]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,old-test,smith-joseph-jr  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/27/24 20:56:22
Madsen, Ann N. “What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 no. 1 (2001).
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When the prophet Abinadi preached repentance to the Nephites, the people were upset and turned him over to King Noah. While in the king’s presence, Abinadi explained to the king and to the priests the meaning of Isaiah’s messianic prophecies. Although they did not heed Abinadi’s teaching, modern readers of the Book of Mormon are now able to better understand the life of Jesus Christ and the key principles of the atonement through Abinadi’s teachings.

Topics:    Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
Old Testament Topics > Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
ID = [3051]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 46908  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Madsen, Truman G., and John W. Welch. “Did B. H. Roberts Lose Faith in the Book ofMormon?” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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Pages 35-38 revised as of June 30, 1986

ID = [8417]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,welch  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Madsen, Truman G. “FARMS ‘Evening of Excellance’ Dinner.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, August 24, 1990. talk.
ID = [8608]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1990-08-24  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Madsen, Truman G. “The Olive Press: A Symbol of Christ.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 1-10. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Jesus Christ, the God of the Old and the New Testament
Old Testament Topics > Types and Symbols
ID = [67899]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 17310  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Magleby, Kirk. “A Survey of Mesoamerican Bearded Figures.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1979.
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Keywords: Ancient America; Facial Hair; Mesoamerica
ID = [1529]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-reports  Size: 74132  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:41
Grey, Matthew J., and Jodi Magness. “Finding Samson in Byzanitine Galilee: The 2011-2012 Archaeological Excavations at Huqoq.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 5 no. 1 (2013).
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This article surveys the past and current research on Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village near the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Historical sources and modern explorations show that Huqoq was a small agricultural village during the biblical and postbiblical periods. Formal excavations of the site began in 2011 and have uncovered portions of the ancient village and its synagogue. This article highlights the discoveries made during the first two seasons of excavation (2011-2012), including pieces of a mosaic floor in the synagogue’s east aisle that depict two female faces, an inscription, and an illustration of Samson tying lit torches to foxes (Judges 15:1-5). Because of the rarity of Samson in Jewish art, the religious significance of this mosaic is difficult to explain. However, liturgical texts from late antiquity indicate that some synagogue congregations celebrated Samson as an apocalyptic image and messianic prototype, whose victories against the Philistines fostered hope in the eschatological messiah expected to appear and deliver the Jewish community from foreign oppression.

ID = [7037]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 75576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Mangum, Garth L. “The Economics of the Book of Mormon: Joseph Smith as Translator or Commentator.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 78-89.
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From 1830 to the present those who find it difficult to accept “angelic visitations in the age of railroads” have searched Joseph Smith’s nineteenth-century environment for sources of the subject matter of the Book of Mormon. For example, in 1990 Susan Curtis explains the economic subthemes of the book as Joseph Smith’s commentary on “market capitalism.” But the economic conditions of Joseph Smith’s time and place are not reflected in the Book of Mormon. Its economic descriptions are consistent with our vast knowledge of the economic conditions of the ancient Middle East and not inconsistent with the little known of the economics of Mesoamerica of the relevant time period. Those more comfortable with Joseph Smith as universal commentator on the issues of his day would be well advised to ignore economics or limit that topic to the Doctrine and Covenants. Those who accept him as translator of ancient scriptural documents can gain additional reassurance from the economics of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient America; Ancient Near East; Commentary; Early Church History; Economics; Economy; Joseph; Jr.; Mesoamerica; Smith; Translation
ID = [2843]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,d-c,farms-jbms  Size: 28736  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Marsh, W. Jeffrey. “Brigham Young and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 2 (2001): 6-15, 69.
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Brigham Young studied the text of the Book of Mormon for approximately two years before he decided to be baptized. This article discusses how his family life prepared him to receive the teachings of the Book of Mormon and the influence his testimony had on him throughout his life, as second president of the church, and as the first governor of the state of Utah. Despite his conversion to the Book of Mormon, Brigham did not often refer to its teachings in his sermons. This seemingly strange practice was likely a result of the cultural dependence on the Bible at that time and of Brigham’s careful attention to the prophet Joseph Smith Jr.’s teaching style, which did not include a large number of Book of Mormon references. Even though Brigham did not incorporate direct references in his teachings, he was greatly influenced by the principles taught in the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Brigham; Conversion; Early Church History; Missionary Work; Young
ID = [3067]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,brigham,farms-jbms  Size: 44788  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Martens, Peter. “The Bible in Early Christianity: Audiences, Projects, and Agendas.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 7 no. 1 (2015).
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Martin, Jan J. “The Theological Value of the King James Language in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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In 1831, Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), the founder of the Disciples of Christ Church and leader in the early nineteenth-century religious reformation known as the Restoration, published a short pamphlet entitled Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon: With an Examination of Its Internal and External Evidences, and a Refutation of Its Pretences to Divine Authority. In the pamphlet, Campbell argued that the Book of Mormon was a linguistic hodgepodge, “patched up and cemented with ’And it came to pass’ - ’I sayeth unto you’-’Ye saith unto him’-and all the King James’ haths, dids and doths-in the lowest imitation of the common version:’ He insisted that “it has not one good sentence in it, save the profanation of those sentences quoted from the Oracles of the living God:’ For Campbell, the seventeenth-century English in the Book of Mormon demonstrated that Joseph Smith was a fraud.

ID = [81905]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Marty, Martin E. “We Might Know What to Do and How to Do It: On the Usefulness of the Religious Past.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 27-44.
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The historical influences of the past on modern religion are important for the future of religion.

Keywords: Education; History
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Paulsen, David L., and Brock M. Mason. “Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 22-49.
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To help mitigate the soteriological problem of evil, that one having had no chance to hear the gospel would be sent to hell, many early Christians practiced baptism for the dead. The only reference to this in the New Testament comes in 1 Corinthians 15:29, a scripture that some scholars attempt to reinterpret or repunctuate to dismiss baptism for the dead but that most scholars defend as a legitimate reference. Further strengthening the historicity of the practice are references by early writers such as Tertullian and Ambrosiaster. The quest for authenticating the practice of baptism for the dead should rest on these and other historical references, not on retroactively applied standards of orthodoxy.

Keywords: Ambrosiaster; Baptism for the Dead; Early Christianity; Orthodoxy; Soteriology; Tertullian; Theodicy
ID = [3253]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms  Size: 126125  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Matthews, Darrell L. “Joseph Fielding McConkie, Robert L. Millet, and Brent L. Top. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 4, 3 Nephi through Moroni.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5 (1993): Article 34.
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Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 4, Third Nephi through Moroni (1992), by Joseph Fielding McConkie, Robert L. Millet, and Brent L. Top

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [151]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 16546  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Matthews, Robert J. “Joseph Smith and the Text of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 1 (2006): 38-42, 71.
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Royal Skousen’s most significant contribution to Book of Mormon scholarship, this paper states, is in openly and systematically detailing the thousands of variants that occur across two manuscripts and twenty editions and showing that these variations do not affect the message or validity of the book as a witness of Jesus Christ. Skousen’s work also offers new insights into the process of translating and publishing the Book of Mormon. Though the work of translation appears to have involved a number of different methods, we can nevertheless be sure that the Book of Mormon was translated by the “gift and power of God.”

Keywords: Authorship; Critical Text; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
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Matthews, Robert J. “The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, April 2, 1997.
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Robert Matthews presents this survey of biblical textual criticism with the suggestion that omissions to the Bible text of today are more extensive and more intentional than most textual critics have realized. He sums up the history of biblical translations and discusses the church situation in June 1830, when Joseph Smith received the first revelation associated with an inspired translation of the Bible.

Keywords: Joseph Smith Translation
Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Bible: Joseph Smith Translation (JST)
Old Testament Topics > Restoration and Joseph Smith
ID = [8581]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-04-02  Collections:  farms-reports,old-test  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:57
Matthews, Robert J. “The Role of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible in the Restoration of Doctrine.” In The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Ricks, Stephen D., Parry, Donald W., and Hedges, Andrew H. Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
ID = [81858]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  church-history,farms-books,jst  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:16
Matthews, Robert J. “Some Thoughts on the Atonement.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1989. Faculty Lecture, 17 February 1989.
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In a lecture given to the BYU religion faculty, Robert Matthews emphasizes the points of doctrine in the Book of Mormon and other standard works that elucidate the fall and atonement. He analyzes concepts in several different scriptural chapters and shows how they have points in common as well as areas of particular emphasis and clarification. He contrasts the classical Christian views of how Adam’s transgression affects humankind with the teachings of ancient and modem revelation. He explains how the divine sonship of Jesus Christ enabled him to effect the atonement. Matthews notes that Christ’s mission is intended to save us from both kinds of death (physical and spiritual); there is no viable replacement for the Savior’s atonement.

Keywords: Book of Mormon Teachings
ID = [8420]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1989-02-17  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Maxwell, Neal A. “‘By the Gift and Power of God’” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 1-15. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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Keywords: Book of Mormon; Miracle; Restoration; Revelation; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Translation
ID = [75589]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 20278  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Maxwell, Neal A. “Farms Annual Recognition Banquet.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, September 27,1991. Taped Lecture transcribed by Matthew Roper Oct. 5, 1991.
ID = [8421]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1991-08-27  Collections:  farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Maxwell, Neal A. “King Benjamin’s Sermon: A Manual for Discipleship.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom”, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, 1-21. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Keywords: Discipleship; King Benjamin
ID = [75710]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 34740  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Maxwell, Neal A. “King Benjamin’s Sermon: A Manual for Discipleship.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Keywords: Discipleship; King Benjamin
ID = [75724]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size: 33311  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
McClellan, Daniel O. “Mark S. Smith. Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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Smith’s newest book, Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World (part of the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library), continues that multidisciplinary trajectory, examining early anthropomorphic conceptualizations of deity in the Hebrew Bible and in cognate literature, as well as the way place and space mediated, influenced, and constrained those conceptualizations. The salience of anthropomorphism in recent years owes much to recent publications like Esther Hamori’s “When Gods Were Men” (2008),4 Benjamin Sommer’s The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (2009),5 and Anne Knafl’s Forming God: Divine Anthropomorphism in the Pentateuch (2014),6 and Smith engages with each in outlining a unique model of divine embodiment. However, Smith also seeks new insights in Where the Gods Are through the interpretive frameworks of materiality and spatiality, briefly roping in discussions about cognitive science and anthropology (without straying too far from his methodological wheelhouse).

Keywords: Biblical studies; religious scholarship
ID = [7067]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 22027  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
McClellan, David A. “Detecting Lehi’s Genetic Signature: Possible, Probable, or Not?” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 35-90.
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David A. McClellan provides a basic understanding of some biological principles that would be helpful to one studying the question of DNA evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. After a discussion of these fundamental principles, McClellan concludes that DNA tests can neither prove nor disprove the existence of ancient Israelites in the New World.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Historicity; Lehi (Prophet)
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McClellan, Richard D. “Traduit de L’Anglais: The First French Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11 no. 1 (2002).
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When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was first organized in the year 1830, the Book of Mormon had been published in only one language: English. But the church was growing quickly and spreading to other parts of the world. One of the first publications of the Book of Mormon in another language was in French. This article gives an account of the French translation from 1850 to 1852, when Elder John Taylor, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided over a newly opened mission in France. Elder Taylor oversaw the translation process, which was done primarily by recent French converts Mr. Wilhelm and Louis Bertrand and one of Elder Taylor’s counselors, Elder Curtis E. Bolton. While these men were translating, Paris was in the midst of political unrest and was wary of unfamiliar social, political, and religious organizations. In fact, both Elder Taylor and Brother Bertrand had to hide from government officials. Despite all the complications that came about during this process, the work was ultimately a success.

ID = [3082]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 32292  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “Jacob: Ancient Witness of a Modern Christ.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Joseph McConkie offers a profile of the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob and discusses two themes taught by Jacob—the scattering and gathering of Israel and his testimony of the mission of Christ. The current gathering in Israel is temporal, not spiritual. From the Book of Mormon perspective, the gentiles are those who come from the gentile nations, even if they are of Ephraim, and are not Jewish nationals.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
ID = [8527]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
McDonald, Andrew J. “New Evidences for Old?: Buyer Beware.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 101-117.
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Review of New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America (1999), by Blaine M. Yorgason, Bruce W. Warren, and Harold Brown

Keywords: Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Evidence; Mesoamerica
ID = [362]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 39550  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
McGregor, Russell C. “The Anti-Mormon Attackers.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 315-319.
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Review of The Mormon Defenders: How Latter-day Saint Apologists Misinterpret the Bible (2001), by James Patrick Holding

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [409]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 11780  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
McGregor, Russell C., and Kerry A. Shirts. “Letters to an Anti-Mormon.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999): 90-298.
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Review of Letters to a Mormon Elder: Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians Who Talk with Them (1993), by James R. White

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [323]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 198002  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
McGregor, Russell C. “Widening the Divide: The Countercult Version of Mormonism.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): 303-321.
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Review of “Salvation” (1998), by Phil Roberts

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Salvation
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McGuire, Benjamin L. “Nephi and Goliath: A Case Study of Literary Allusion in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 16-31.
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When authors use the rhetorical device of literary allusion, they not only teach through their own words but also attach to their own text meanings and interpretations from the alluded text. This is true of Nephi’s allusion to the account of David and Goliath in Nephi’s own account of his killing Laban, which allusion is generally of a thematic nature. A few of the main thematic parallels between the two accounts are that both unbelieving Israel and Laman and Lemuel are fearful of the main antagonist, both David and Nephi prophesy the death of their opponent, and both Goliath and Laban have their heads cut off and armor stripped. The implications of this allusion run deep. At a time in which the right to kingship was continually in dispute between Nephi and Laman, Nephi casting himself as David—the archetypal king of Judah, whose faith led to his supplanting Saul—could be seen as legitimizing his regal authority over Laman.

Keywords: Allusion; Authority; Goliath; King David; Kingship; Laban; Laman (Son of Lehi); Literature; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [3230]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66418  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
McGuire, Benjamin L. “Understanding the Book of Mormon? He ‘Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks’” FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 163-180.
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Review of Ross Anderson. Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Christian Guide to the Mormon Holy Book.

Keywords: Articles of Faith; Book of Mormon; Christianity; Criticism; Early Church History; Grace; Joseph; Jr.; Salvation; Smith; Trinity
ID = [645]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 38373  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
McGuire, Richard S. “Prophetic Lawsuits in the Hebrew Bible and in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983.
ID = [8528]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
McKinlay, Daniel B. “1994 Book of Mormon Bibliography.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 265-276.
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Bibliography of publications on the Book of Mormon in 1994.

Keywords: Bibliography
ID = [1309]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 18912  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:39
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Alan Goff, ‘A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and the Book of Mormon?’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2 (1990): Article 12.
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Review of “A Hemeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Postitiveism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon” (1989), by Alan Goff.

ID = [68]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 25257  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
McKinlay, Daniel B. “The Brightening Light on the Journey of Lehi and Sariah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15, no. 2 (2006): 78-83, 124-125.
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Many Book of Mormon scholars have attempted to determine the course that Lehi and his family took when they fled Jerusalem to travel to the promised land. In his record, Nephi provided place-names and geographical descriptions, but that information is not sufficient to make conclusive claims. This article draws on the experiences and research of others to discuss the possible locations of the Valley of Lemuel, Shazer, the area where Nephi’s bow broke, Nahom, and Bountiful.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Bountiful; Jerusalem; Lehi (Prophet); Nahom; Promised Land; Sariah; Shazer; Valley of Lemuel
ID = [3194]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 35939  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Welch, John W., and Daniel B. McKinlay. Chiasmus Bibliography. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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By John W. Welch and Daniel B. McKinlay, Published on 01/01/99

ID = [6995]  Status = Type = book  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-books,welch  Size: 106347  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
McKinlay, Daniel B., Hugh W. Nibley, and Steven W. Booras. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Select Publications by Latter-day Saint Scholars.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 2 no. 1 (2010).
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Select bibliography of LDS research on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

ID = [7023]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba,nibley,old-test  Size: 22073  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
McKinlay, Daniel B. “E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark, Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 43.
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Review of Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon (1991), by E. Douglas Clark and Robert S. Clark.

ID = [118]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 13514  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Welch, John W., and Daniel B. McKinlay. “Getting Things Strai[gh]t.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Cowdery; Oliver; Critical Text; Smith; Joseph; Jr.; Straight; Strait; Translation
ID = [66519]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books,welch  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
McKinlay, Daniel B. “Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith. Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999): Article 7.
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Review of Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration (1997), by Matthew B. Brown and Paul T. Smith

ID = [320]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 9100  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Hanson, Scot, and Daniel B. McKinlay. “A Selective Bibliography of Book of Mormon Literary Features.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 2 (2007).
ID = [3219]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 17231  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
McLachlan, James M. “Knocking Over Straw Gods.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 2 (2000): 119-157.
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Review of See the Gods Fall: Four Rivals to Christianity (1997), by Francis J. Beckwith and Stephen E. Parrish

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [363]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2000-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 52376  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
McNeely, Brent E. “The Book of Mormon and the Heavenly Book Motif.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Dream; Lehi (Prophet); Lehi' s Dream; Prophet; Revelation; Theophany; Vision
ID = [66450]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Meldrum, D. Jeffrey, and Trent D. Stephens. “Who Are the Children of Lehi?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 38-51, 116.
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By covenanting with Abraham, God promised him that through his seed all the families of the earth would be blessed—his seed would be as leaven within bread. This metaphor can likewise be applied to the children of Lehi, who introduced the Abrahamic covenant to the much larger indigenous Mesoamerican population. The larger gene pool with which the children of Lehi assimilated makes it very likely that no genetic evidence will ever substantiate an American–Middle Eastern link, although Native American populations show a strong affinity with Asian populations. The assumption that all modern-day Native Americans are descended exclusively from Book of Mormon peoples is not required by the scriptures. The genetic link, however, may be less important than the nongenetic transmission of memes, including ideas, behaviors, information, languages, and divine kinship.

Keywords: DNA; Genetics; Lineage; Abrahamic Covenant; Ancient America; Mesoamerica
ID = [3111]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66416  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Merrill, Brent. “Nephite Captains and Armies.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 266-295. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Captain Moroni; Chief Captain; Warfare
ID = [82139]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Hamblin, William J., and Brent Merrill. “Notes on the Cimeter (Scimitar) in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 360-364. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Metallurgy; Warfare; Weaponry - Cimeter; Weaponry - Scimitar
ID = [82143]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Hamblin, William J., and Brent Merrill. “Swords in the Book of Mormon.” In Warfare in the Book of Mormon, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, 329-351. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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Keywords: Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Metallurgy; Warfare; Weaponry; Weaponry – Sword
ID = [82141]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:18
Merrill, Byron R. “Moroni: The Man and the Message.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Byron Merrill discusses Moroni’s mission, both during his mortal life and in his role as the angel who brought the Book of Mormon to the last dispensation. The scriptures tell of the strength of his educational preparation and his relationship with his father. Moroni deals with signs of the latter days such as pollutions, fashions, pride, and miracles. Merrill describes the latter-day functions of Moroni and the reason why his statue is atop so many temples.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [8529]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Midgley, Louis C. “Anti-Mormonism and the Newfangled Countercult Culture.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): 271-340.
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Review of The 1996 Directory of Cult Research Organizations: A Worldwide Listing of 752 Agencies and Individuals (1996), by Keith Edward Tolbert and Eric Pement

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [295]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 169940  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Midgley, Louis C. “Atheists and Cultural Mormons Promote a Naturalistic Humanism.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 229-297.
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Review of Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience: A Mormon/Humanist Dialogue (1994), edited by George D. Smith.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Atheism; Criticism
ID = [209]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 164570  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Midgley, Louis C. “The Book of Mormon as Record.” FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 45-51.
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This article discusses the meaning of the term record and explains how it applies to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Historicity; Record; Recordkeeping; Revelation
ID = [620]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 16924  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Midgley, Louis C. “The Challenge of Historical Consciousness: Mormon History and the Encounter with Secular Modernity.” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John M. Lundquist, 502-551. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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This second of two volumes of essays honoring Hugh Nibley includes scholarly papers based on what the authors have learned from Nibley. Nearly every major subject that Dr. Nibley has encompassed in his vast learning and scholarly production is represented here by at least one article. Topics include the sacrament covenant in Third Nephi, the Lamanite view of Book of Mormon history, external evidences of the Book of Mormon, proper names in the Book of Mormon, the brass plates version of Genesis, the composition of Lehi’s family, ancient burials of metal documents in stone boxes, repentance as rethinking, Mormon history’s encounter with secular modernity, and Judaism in the 20th century.
A study showing that the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith’s prophecies are being discussed in an arena in which there is a struggle for control of the past of the Latter-day Saints.

Keywords: Criticism; Faith; Modernity; Revisionism
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > History
ID = [2368]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Midgley, Louis C. “Cowan on the Countercult.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 395-403.
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Review of Douglas E. Cowan. Bearing False Witness? An Introduction to the Christian Countercult.

Keywords: Bearing False Witness; Criticism; Scholarship
ID = [493]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 20314  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Midgley, Louis C. “The Current Battle over the Book of Mormon: ‘Is Modernity Itself Somehow Canonical?’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 200-254.
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Review of “The Word of God Is Enough: The Book of Mormon as Nineteenth-Century Scripture” (1993), by Anthony A. Hutchison.

Keywords: Canon; Criticism; Historicity
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Reviews and Forewords of Others’ Works > Avraham Gileadi
ID = [170]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 142737  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/25/24 20:03:51
Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, A Tiny Garden.” The FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): Article 2.
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Building on the metaphor of a garden, Midgley introduces the reviews and articles of this issue; he deals specifically with geographical issues, in particular the Heartland model.

ID = [643]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 40638  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, Debating Evangelicals.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): xi-xlviii.
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Midgley shares a missionary experience in New Zealand in which he was confronted about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He then discusses the evolution of the evangelical movement and the problematic nature of engaging in heated debates about religion. While he encourages Latter-day Saints to defend their faith, he insists that they can do so with civility toward and respect for other beliefs.

Keywords: Interfaith Dialogue; Missionary Work
ID = [605]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 91360  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, Knowing Brother Joseph Again.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): Article 2.
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Midgley explains the need for people to learn about and come to know Joseph Smith as the man who restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth.

ID = [523]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 152106  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, On Caliban Mischief.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): xi-xxxvii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Midgley discusses countercultists who oppose Mormonism and who consider it “counterfeit Christianity.”

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
ID = [418]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 60918  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction, The Wedding of Athens and Jerusalem: An Evangelical Perplexity and a Latter-day Saint Answer.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): xi-xliv.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Midgley explores such topics as Tertullian’s distinction between human wisdom and the “wisdom of God”; Augustinian traditions; evangelical and Roman Catholic views of God; Calvinism; freedom; and Book of Mormon teachings on redemption.

Keywords: Augustine; Calvinism; Early Christianity; Freedom; Redemption; Tertullian
ID = [633]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 78662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Midgley, Louis C. “Editor’s Introduction: The First Steps.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): xi-lvi.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. A Protestant historian’s ideas about the durability of Mormonism—if it can survive the critical scrutiny of its foundational events—invite discussion of how secularism, cultural Mormonism, atheism, scientism, countercult anti-Mormonism, and other forms of intellectualism seek to disparage the faith of Latterday Saints.

Keywords: Apologetics; Book of Mormon; Cultural Mormonism; Education
ID = [497]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 116542  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Midgley, Louis C. “F. M. Brodie—‘The Fasting Hermit and the Very Saint of Ignorance’ A Biographer and her Legend.” FARMS Review of Books 8, no. 2 (1996): Article 11.
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Review of No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (1995), by Fawn McKay Brodie

ID = [249]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1996-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 142857  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Midgley, Louis C. “Faulty Topography.” FARMS Review of Books 14, no. 1-2 (2002): 139-192.
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Review of “And the Saints Go Marching On” (2002), by Carl Mosser; and Mormon America: The Power and the Promise (1999), by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism
ID = [416]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 42688  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Midgley, Louis C. “Hugh W. Nibley. The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 1 (1999): Article 8.
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Available for free at BYU ScholarsArchive.
A review of Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 10.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Ancient Studies, Ancient State, Classical Scholarship
ID = [321]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review,nibley  Size: 78887  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Midgley, Louis C. “‘Inspiring’ but Not True: An Added Glimpse of the RLDS Stance on the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6, no. 2 (1997): 218-228.
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Since the late 1960s RLDS “liberals” have argued that the Book of Mormon should not be read as an authentic ancient history. This novel reading of the Book of Mormon has been part of a sustained effort by the RLDS hierarchy to make the Reorganization conform more closely with Protestant liberal approaches to the Bible. I demonstrate that the RLDS hierarchy has encouraged changes in the way the Book of Mormon is read by RLDS intellectuals. I then examine the arguments of Roger Launius, currently the foremost RLDS historian, who has recently insisted that the Book of Mormon ought to be read as “inspiring” frontier fiction. I also describe and criticize his claim that any concern with the historical authenticity of the Book of Mormon is not serious historical scholarship, which he wants focused on issues currently fashionable among secularized historians.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Community of Christ; Historicity; Inspired Fiction; RLDS; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Theology
ID = [2963]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 27497  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Midgley, Louis C. “The Legend of Legacy of Fawn Brodie.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 1 (2001): Article 4.
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Review of Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer's Life (1999), by Newell G. Bringhurst

ID = [375]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 121198  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Midgley, Louis C. “A Māori View of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 no. 1 (1992).
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The M?ori people read and understood the Book of Mormon from their own cultural perspective. Rather than examining particular verses for doctrinal content, the M?ori viewed the Book of Mormon as a moral story of a people with failings and strengths. They likened the stories to themselves, feeling they lacked the spiritual strength to stay on a righteous path for long. They saw a tragic story of families in conflict and subtribes and tribes quarreling with each other and bent on revenge for personal insults and factional quarrels. The kinship ties seemed particularly relevant to them. The Book of Mormon can be read in multiple ways and will be interpreted according to the cultural background of those reading it.

ID = [2990]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 23439  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Midgley, Louis C. “A Mighty Kauri Has Fallen: Hugh Winder Nibley (1910–2005).” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): Article 14.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
The author reflects on the lasting influence of the eminent Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, whose far-reaching scholarship, unmatched erudition, and vigorous defense of the Mormon faith established Mormon studies on a solid foundation and pointed the way for others to follow.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Death and Funeral Services
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Theology
ID = [509]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,nibley  Size: 46348  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Midgley, Louis C. “More Revisionist Legerdemain and the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 3, no. 1 (1991): 261-311.
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Review of The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture (1990), edited by Dan Vogel.

Keywords: Criticism; Doctrine; Revelation; Revisionism
ID = [108]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1991-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 133999  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Midgley, Louis C. “A Mormon Neo-Orthodoxy Challenges Cultural Mormon Neglect of the Book of Mormon: Some Reflections on the ‘Impact of Modernity’” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 283-334.
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Review of Mormon Neo-Orthodoxoy: A Crisis Theology (1987), by O. Kendal White Jr.

Keywords: Criticism; Modernity; Orthodoxy
ID = [193]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 125507  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Midgley, Louis C. “New Book a Milestone in Mormon Studies.” Insights 22, no. 5 (2002).
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Latter-day Saint scholar Terryl L. Givens has recently made two extraordinary contributions to Mormon studies. The first, Viper on the Hearth: Mormons,Myths, and the Construction of Heresy, was published by the prestigious Oxford University Press in 1997 and received virtually uniformly glowing reviews. If one wishes to understand the complex of interests and motivations—pecuniary, personal, and ideological—that fuel both sectarian and secular anti-Mormonism, Viper is the book to consult. The editors at Oxford appreciated the merits of this well-written, informative book and invited Givens to publish again with them. The result is By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture That Launched a New World Religion, published this year.

Keywords: Mormon studies; anti-Mormonism; Book of Mormon; Joseph Smith
ID = [66674]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2002-01-05  Collections:  farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Midgley, Louis C. “New Reader’s Edition of the Book of Mormon.” Insights 23, no. 6 (2003).
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With the recent publication of The Book of Mormon: A Reader‘s Edition, Grant Hardy has provided the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a remarkable new version of their founding text. Although Hardy gears his book to a broad readership, those who truly love the Book of Mormon, seek to be serious students of it, or both will find A Reader’s Edition well worth owning. Why? Because in this edition the text is displayed not in verse format but in discrete, sub-headed sections of greater length with ease of reading the end in view.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; scripture; translation; history
ID = [66729]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:08
Midgley, Louis C. “The Nibley Legacy.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): 293-302.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 17.
Review of Hugh Nibley. Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 17.

Keywords: Hugh; Nibley; Temple Worship
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley
ID = [618]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,nibley  Size: 23274  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Midgley, Louis C. “‘O Man, Remember, and Perish Not’ (Mosiah 4:30).” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon: A Decade of New Research, ed. John W. Welch. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992.
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Keywords: Covenant; Language - Hebrew; Memory; Parallelism; Remembrance
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [66478]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-books  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:07
Midgley, Louis C. “Orders of Submission.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): 189-228.
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Review of essays on Mormonism. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Doctrine
ID = [547]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 95288  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Midgley, Louis C. “Out of Obscurity: The Story of Nibley’s ‘Beyond Politics’” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 11.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
An explanation of why “Beyond Politics” was never published.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Politics, Social Issues
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Midgley, Louis C. “Playing with Half a Decker: The Countercult Religious Tradition Confronts the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 5, no. 1 (1993): 116-171.
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Review of “Meeting the Book of Mormon Challenge in Chile” (1990), by Dean Maurice Helland.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon
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Midgley, Louis C. “Preserving and Enlarging the Memory of the Saints.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 21-24.
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Midgley applies Yosef Yerushalmi’s discussion of the ways of remembrance as illustrated in Jewish history to the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Remembrance
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Midgley, Louis C. “Prophetic Messages or Dogmatic Theology? Commenting on the Book of Mormon: A Review Essay.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1, no. 1 (1989): 91-113.
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Review of Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume I: First and Second Nephi (1987), and Volume II: Jacob through Mosiah (1988), by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet. The faith of the Nephites and the language of the Book of Mormon tends to be harmonized with certain contemporary statements about Mormon beliefs. The Book of Mormon should be more than a resource for theology. Rather than seeking confirmation for what we already know, we should search for the meaning and message of the text.

Keywords: Doctrine; Nephite; Prophet; Prophetic; Theology
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
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Midgley, Louis C. “Prying into Palmer.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 2 (2003): 365-410.
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Review of Grant H. Palmer. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History
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Midgley, Louis C. “The Radical Reformation of the Reorganization of the Restoration: Recent Changes in the RLDS Understanding of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 132-163.
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Beginning in the 1960s, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS) has modified its understanding of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith’s prophetic charisms. Where the RLDS were earlier permitted to do this, they are now encouraged by their leaders to read the Book of Mormon as nineteenth-century fiction, though they are still permitted to find in it, if they wish, some inspiring passages. These changes have been resisted by a conservative minority that has lost the battle for control of the Reorganization and now tends to worship outside RLDS congregations. A few Latter-day Saints have also begun to read the Book of Mormon as fiction. Their efforts to turn the Book of Mormon into nineteenth-century fiction have been opposed by competent Latter-day Saint scholarship, though not without resistance from those who control “independent” and “liberal” publishing ventures.

Keywords: Community of Christ; Historicity; Inspired Fiction; RLDS; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Scripture
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Midgley, Louis C., and Louis C. Midgley. “Remembrance and the Past.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): Article 7.
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This article references Yosef Yerushalmi’s study of the role of remembrance in the Jewish religion. Novak and Midgley claim that Latter-day Saints have a similar need for remembrance in their religion, as is dem-onstrated in the Book of Mormon.

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Midgley, Louis C. “Robert Basil, Mary Beth Gehrman, and Tim Madigan, On the Barricades: Religion and Free Inquiry in Conflict.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 39.
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Review of On the Barricades: Religion and Free Inquiry in Conflict (1989), edited by Robert Basil, Mary Beth Gehrman, and Tim Madigan.

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Midgley, Louis C. “The Shipps Odyssey in Retrospect.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 2 (1995): 219-252.
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Review of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (1985), by Jan Shipps.

Keywords: Early Church History; Mormonism; Scholarship
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Midgley, Louis C. “The Signature Books Saga.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): 361-406.
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Although founded and directed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, publishing company Signature Books has a reputation of having a liberal view of controversial LDS issues. Louis Midgley examines the history of Signature Books and compares it to that of Prometheus Books, a publisher of atheist literature.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Scholarship
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Midgley, Louis C. “Situating Nibley on Early Christianity: A Bibliography Note.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 7 no. 1 (2015).
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Midgley, Louis C. “‘A Tangled Web’ The Walter Martin Miasma.” FARMS Review of Books 12, no. 1 (2000): Article 20.
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Review of Mormonism (1957); The Maze of Mormonism (1962); and The Kingdom of the Cults (1997), by Walter Martin

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Midgley, Louis C. “Telling the Larger ‘Church History’ Story.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): 157-171.
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Review of Christopher Catherwood. Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious.

Keywords: Christian History; Church History; Early Christianity; New Testament; Restoration
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Midgley, Louis C. “Two Stories—One Faith.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 1 (2007): 55-79.
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Response to Richard Lyman Bushman, with the assistance of Jed Woodworth. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling.

Keywords: Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Theology
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Midgley, Louis C. “The Ways of Remembrance.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 168-176. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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Careful attention to one particular word used in the Book of Mormon yields some surprising dividends. For example, Lehi pled with his sons to remember his words: “My sons, I would that ye would remember; yea, I would that ye would hearken unto my words.” Such language may go unnoticed, or it may seem to be merely a request to recall some teachings. The word remember seems rather plain and straightforward. But when looked at more closely, the language about remembrance in the Book of Mormon turns out to be rich and complex, conveying important, hidden meaning.

Keywords: Covenant; Deliverance; Oath; Remembrance
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Parry, Donald W., and Jeanette W. Miller. A Comprehensive Annotated Book of Mormon Bibliography. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996.
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By Donald W. Parry, Jeanette W. Miller, and Sandra A. Thorne, Published on 01/01/96

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Miller, Jeanette W. “The Tree of Life, a Personification of Christ.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 93-106.
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Throughout history in many cultures, man has looked to the tree of life as a symbol of eternal life. The form of the tree of life varies according to a culture’s perception of the universe. Many early Christians saw the tree of life as a personification of Jesus Christ. It may be that the tree of life vision in the Book of Mormon was presented to introduce the Savior and his ministry. We may learn much about the Lord’s calling and personality by combining a study of various cultural ideas of the tree of life with the testimonies of the prophets contained in the scriptures.

Keywords: Dream; Eternal Life; Jesus Christ; Lehi (Prophet); Nephi; Personification; Symbolism; Tree of Life; Vision
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Miller, Roger L. “‘Hail, Cumorah! Silent Wonder’: Music Inspired by the Hill Cumorah.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 98-109, 171-173.
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A varied body of musical works inspired by the Hill Cumorah’s prophetic history attests to the dramatic and emotional appeal of this great landmark of Mormonism. The author surveys a variety of musical works, including compositions, anthems, hymns, oratories, plays, operas, and musicals, that show a wealth of musical potential in the Hill Cumorah’s history. Despite the variety and quality of works composed thus far, the author considers the potential largely untapped and hopes that the music of Cumorah has only just begun.

Keywords: Cumorah; Hill Cumorah; Music
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Millet, Robert L. “The Atonement in the Book Of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion.
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Robert Millet shows that Christ’s atonement is central to the Book of Mormon, particularly as it pertains to the fall. He illuminates the nature of the “good news” of the gospel—the hope of redemption through Christ. Without the atonement all other facets of our religion are bereft of ultimate power, and we remain in our sins. He explains that the atonement is infinite in several ways and that the Book of Mormon both extends an invitation to come unto Christ and teaches how to do so. Grace and works each play an important role in our salvation.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “Benjamin: King, Prophet, Theologian.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet begins by reviewing what we know of King Benjamin’s life prior to his great sermon and covers some of the highlights of what he taught. Millet explains what the name Jesus Christ means according to the Hebrew background, and delineates the importance of that name. He explains some of the benefits of the atonement, including that it covers those who have sinned in ignorance.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
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Millet, Robert L. “The Book of Mormon, Historicity, and Faith.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 2 (1993): 1-13.
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The historicity of the Book of Mormon record is crucial. We cannot exercise faith in that which is untrue, nor can “doctrinal fiction” have normative value in our lives. Too often the undergirding assumption of those who cast doubt on the historicity of the Book of Mormon, in whole or in part, is a denial of the supernatural and a refusal to admit of revelation and predictive prophecy. Great literature, even religious literature, cannot engage the human soul and transform the human personality like scripture. Only scripture—writings and events and descriptions from real people at a real point in time, people who were moved upon and directed by divine powers—can serve as a revelatory channel, enabling us to hear and feel the word of God.

Keywords: Doctrine; Faith; Historicity; Literature; Revelation; Scripture
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Millet, Robert L. “By What (Whose) Standards Shall We Judge the Text? A Closer Look at Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 1 (1994): 187-199.
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Review of “Book of Mormon Chrstology” (1993), by Melodie Moench Charles

Keywords: Christology; Jesus Christ
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Millet, Robert L. “The Destiny of the House of Israel.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet defines the terms Israel, Jew, and gentile and recommends avoiding a narrow definition of these terms when reading about Israel and the gentiles in the Book of Mormon. He explains that the Jews are the descendants of those who lived in the kingdom of Judah, and that the remnant of Jacob spoken of in the Book of Mormon is not limited to the Lamanites. Millet further relates that the Book of Mormon plays a role in the gathering of Israel, and that the scattering and gathering of Israel typify the fall and the atonement.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
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Millet, Robert L. “The Doctrine of the New Birth.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion.
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In this lecture, Robert Millet discusses spiritual rebirth and how the passage into new life is connected to baptism and the reception of the Holy Ghost, as well as to spiritual experience. In the process of conversion we become new creatures and lose our disposition to sin. Those who are born again are part of a new family relationship as they become children of Christ. The ultimate goal is to become joint heirs with Christ.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “The Doctrine of the Risen Christ.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet notes the differences between the teachings of Jesus in 3 Nephi and in the four Gospels. The Book of Mormon is more crucial now than ever before in witnessing to the truth of the Bible. Observing the intensified moral demands given by Jesus enables us to keep the Old Testament commandments more easily. Millet considers a more precise definition of what the “gospel” means than the broader definition often associated with that word.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Christ
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
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Millet, Robert L. “The Fall as Taught in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. This transcript of a video lecture was prepared by the staff of the Portland Institute of Religion.
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The anticipation of redemption is meaningless without an understanding of the seriousness of the fall. In this transcript, Robert Millet discusses what the Book of Mormon and the book of Moses teach about the doctrine of the fall, emphasizing its consequences for, and effects on, humanity. While refuting the notion of original sin, Millet notes the reality of our fallen nature and our vulnerability while living in a fallen environment. He takes due account of the tendencies of the natural man and witnesses that worldly impulses may be countered by a conscious yielding to God.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “Father Lehi: Laying the Foundation for the Lehite Dispensation.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet explains what Jerusalem was like in Lehi’s time according to information in the book of Jeremiah and the Book of Mormon. He reviews the teachings of Lehi concerning the coming of a Messiah to counter the effects of the fall, the important place of the house of Israel in the Lord’s scheme for this earth, the role of grace through Christ’s redemption, and the future calling of Joseph Smith as a “choice seer.”

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “Fools before God.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1995. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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Robert Millet discusses the evils of pride and the power of humility. The experiences related in the Book of Mormon depict the consequences of pride. Those scriptures also teach that if we trust in and rely upon the Lord, and if we are willing to acknowledge that he can make more of us than we could ever make of ourselves, we will be able us to avoid the perils of pride.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “The Gathering of Israel in the Book of Mormon: A Consistent Pattern.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, 186-196. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991.
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The Book of Mormon is holy scripture. It is a key witness of the divine Sonship of Jesus Christ and a convincing testimony that salvation is to be found only through him. The Book of Mormon’s primary message, that Jesus Christ came to earth to redeem mankind, is closely tied to the history of the house of Israel. One of the primary purposes of the Nephite record, according to its title page, is “to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever.”

Keywords: Covenant; Gathering of Israel; Pattern; Promise; Prophecy; Title Page
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Millet, Robert L., and Noel B. Reynolds. Latter-day Christianity: 10 Basic Issues. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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With the rapid and visible growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was inevitable that doctrinal differences would arise between the Latter-day Saints and people of other faiths. Members of the LDS Church profess to be Christians, yet others doubt or do not understand this claim.
The contributors to Latter-day Christianity hope that the 10 essays contained in this full-color, illustrated book will help Latter-day Saints who want to explain their beliefs and will be useful to people outside the LDS Church who want a simple and clear statement of those beliefs. The essays address such topics as whether Latter-day Saints are Christian and what they believe about God, the Bible, personal revelation, human deification, salvation, and proselytization.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
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Millet, Robert L. “Lessons from the Joseph Smith Translation.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, June 7, 1997. This is a transcript of an address given 7 June 1997 at the Ancient Scriptures and the Restoration conference cosponsored by FARMS and the Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History.
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Robert Millet discusses what, in addition to doctrine, we can learn from Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible. These lessons include the knowledge that the Bible has not come to us in its pristine purity, the greatest commentary on scripture is scripture, revelation comes line upon line to prophets as it does to us, passages may be rendered in several ways, loyalty to a living oracle entails acceptance of what he brings forth, and the JST is part of the canon.

Keywords: Joseph Smith Translation
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Millet, Robert L. “Lifting the Condemnation through the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture presented as part of the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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In the spirit of President Ezra Taft Benson’s plea to take the Book of Mormon more seriously, this discussion contains a sweeping review of Book of Mormon doctrines and the crucial role the book plays in the restoration. Robert Millet summarizes the highlights of the teachings of Lehi, Nephi, Jacob, King Benjamin, Abinadi, Alma the Younger, Samuel the Lamanite, Jesus Christ, Mormon, and Moroni, and delineates prominent themes throughout the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Alma
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
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Millet, Robert L. “Lost and Found: Pondering the Parable of the Prodigal Son.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 4 no. 1 (2012).
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The parable of the prodigal son is among the most beloved and consoling of the Savior’s teachings. This literary masterpiece is essentially a distillation of God’s plan of salvation, a sobering insight into human nature—men and women’s tendency to stray, their inclination toward envy, the temptation to judge unrighteously. And yet towering above the condition of the two sons—each a prodigal in his own way—is the tender revelation of the waiting father, the actual hero of the story. His capacity to love without limits, to readily forgive, and to celebrate the return of a wandering child is as stunning as it is dramatically moving. It is, of course, a glimpse into the soul of God, our Heavenly Father.

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Millet, Robert L. “The Nature of God in the Book of Mormon.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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The Book of Mormon is a book about God. It provides one of the most powerful treatments of the nature of God of any other book in Latter-day Saint scripture. Robert Millet puts forth arguments to show that the Book of Mormon does not depict only one God. Jesus Christ is the central character, but the fact that there is a God separate from Christ comes through early on.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “The Prophets of the Brass Plates.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996. Transcript of a lecture given at the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series.
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The brass plates are an intergral part of the Nephite story and of the message of the Book of Mormon. Robert Millet reviews the contents of the plates and the teachings of the prophets that were written on them.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Teachings
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Millet, Robert L. “Worthy of Another Look: Classics from the Past: The Book of Mormon, Historicity, & Faith.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18 no. 2 (2009).
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A well-defined trend over the past two hundred years in secular biblical scholarship has been to sunder spiritual from historical, relegating events such as miracles and the resurrection to the category of “sacred stories.” This trend has also crept into some circles of LDS Book of Mormon scholarship, with adherents claiming an “expansionist” view of the Book of Mormon. They contend that the core of the text is historical but that so-called anachronisms in the text—references to the fall, atonement, resurrection, or new birth prior to the time of Christ—are due to Joseph Smith’s own interpolations. Because Book of Mormon writers and Joseph Smith himself clearly state that the text is entirely historical, this logically leaves expansionist advocates in the precarious position of claiming either that Joseph did not know the truth or that he lied. In contrast to this view, certain well-defined truths such as the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the reality of the First Vision, and the atonement and resurrection of Christ must stand as the foundation of the LDS faith.

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Miner, Alan C. “A Chronological Setting for the Epistles of Mormon to Moroni.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 2 (1994): 94-113.
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Although chapters 8 and 9 of the book of Moroni (Mormon’s epistles to Moroni) were placed with Mormon and Moroni’s abridgment by Moroni sometime between the years ad 401 and 421, these chapters were not written at that time. The insertion into the text of these epistles was done for doctrinal reasons; however, mixed in with the doctrinal message are certain facts and phrases that deal with their historical-chronological setting. By analyzing the specific chronological clues contained within Mormon’s epistles and comparing them with his abridged record of the final years of the Nephite nation, we can create a set of chronological time frames which then can be compared to construct a reasonable historical setting of ad 375 to 376.

Keywords: Chronology; Epistle; Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [2874]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 39718  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Mitchell, Michelle. “Ordeal by Water.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983.
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Submitting oneself to an ordeal was viewed in several ancient legal systems as a means of seeking a divine dispensation of judgment. The idea that justice will prevail in a contest between good and evil survives in the spontaneous schoolyard ordeal: “Cheaters never prosper” chant the children who win the replay after a dispute over whether the original ball was fair or foul. Piaget found that young children often believe that natural events are punishment for moral transgressions, while teenagers discard the idea of immanent justice in favor of mechanical chance.
Nearly every society has, at some time in its development, made formal use of the ordeal to test guilt and innocence, and nearly every society has used water as one of the mediums to reveal the truth--God’s judgment. This study examines the common elements of water ordeals in secular and scriptural contexts. An overview of trials by water is followed by specific analysis of water ordeals in the Near East generally, which in turn serves as background for detailing the literal and metaphorical water ordeals in the Old Testament, New Testament and Book of Mormon.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [8542]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1983-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-reports  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:56
Mitton, George L. “Basic New Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount.” The FARMS Review 22, no. 1 (2010): 1-4.
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Review of John W. Welch. The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple.

Keywords: Sermon on the Mount; Temple Worship
ID = [649]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 7417  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Mitton, George L. “Editor’s Introduction, Concern for the Things of Eternity.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): xi-xxxi.
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Mitton highlights a few seventeenth-century prophecies concerning the last days and uses that background information to explain the outlook that many people today have on modern revelation.

Keywords: Prophecy; Revelation
ID = [590]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 44702  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Mitton, George L. “Editor’s Introduction: Anti-Mormon Writings: Encountering a Topsy-Turvy Approach to Mormon Origins.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 1 (2004): ix-xxxii.
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Introduction to the current issue, including editor’s picks. Mitton explains the need to address anti-Mormon texts and their authors, beginning in the early days of the church. It is important to give attention to Joseph’s own explanation and that of his close associates.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Criticism; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [457]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 48318  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Mitton, George L. “Margaret Barker on the Importance of the Ancient Table in the Establishment of Early Christian Worship and Liturgy.” The FARMS Review 21, no. 1 (2009): 1-2.
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Reviews of Margaret Barker. Temple Themes in Chrstian Worship.

Keywords: Early Christianity; Temple Worship
ID = [628]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 3954  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Hamblin, William J., Daniel C. Peterson, and George L. Mitton. “Mormon in the Fiery Furnace: Or, Loftes Tryk Goes to Cambridge.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): 3-58.
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Review of The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology (1994), by John L. Brooke.

Keywords: Anti-Mormon; Cosmology; Criticism; Doctrine; Early Church History
ID = [180]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review,peterson  Size: 133836  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Mitton, George L., and Rhett S. James. “A Response to D. Michael Quinn’s Homosexual Distortion of Latter-day Saint History.” FARMS Review of Books 10, no. 1 (1998): 141-263.
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Review of Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example (1996), by D. Michael Quinn

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Same-Sex Attraction
ID = [293]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 279330  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Benson, Ezra Taft, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Thomas S. Monson. “Modern-Language Editions of the Book of Mormon Discouraged.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 7, no. 1 (1995): 1-2.
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In this statement, the First Presidency requests that the Book of Mormon not be rewritten into familiar or modern English because of “risks that this process may introduce doctrinal errors or obscure evidence of its ancient origin.”

Keywords: Formatting; Modern-Language Edition
ID = [195]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review  Size: 3588  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Strathearn, Gaye, and Jacob Moody. “Christ’s Interpretation of Isaiah 52’s ‘My Servant’ in 3 Nephi.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 4-15.
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Many interpretations exist about who the “suffering servant” in many of Isaiah’s writings might be. Interpretations for this figure include Isaiah himself, the people of Israel, Joseph Smith, and Jesus Christ. Without arguing against these understandings of the servant, this paper claims that Christ, in 3 Nephi 20–23, personifies the servant as the Book of Mormon. Both the servant and the Book of Mormon are portrayed as filling the same “great and marvelous” works in the gathering of Israel, reminding the Jews of their covenants with God, and bringing the Gentiles to Christ.

Keywords: Covenant; Interpretation; Jesus Christ; Savior; Suffering Servant
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 3 Nephi
Old Testament Scriptures > Isaiah
ID = [3229]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 39458  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Morrill, Susanna. “Women and the Book of Mormon: The Creation and Negotiation of a Latter-day Saint Tradition.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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The following article by Susanna Morrill first appeared in Historicizing “Tradition” in the Study of Religion, ed. Steven Engler and Gregory Price Grieve (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2005), 127-44. We believe that it has, unfortunately, not received the attention it deserves for the light it sheds on the ways the Book of Mormon has been received by its readers. Morrill writes from the perspective that the Book of Mormon is a product of the nineteenth-century, but we feel that all stand to learn much from her analysis. We would like to express our gratitude to Professor Morrill, as well as to De Gruyter, for allowing us to reprint the essay. Similarly, she ruefully recounted her visit to Phoenix, a city originally settled and then given up by Mormon pioneers.

ID = [81892]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Morris, Larry E. “The Book of Abraham: Ask the Right Questions and Keep On Looking.” The FARMS Review 16, no. 2 (2004): 355-380.
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Review of Robert K. Ritner. “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hôr’ Thirtyfour Years Later.” Dialogue 33/4 (2000): 97–119. Review of Robert K. Ritner. “ ‘The Breathing Permit of Hôr’ among the Joseph Smith Papyri.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 62/3 (2003): 161–77.

Keywords: Book of Abraham; Joseph Smith Papyri
ID = [494]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 61383  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Morris, Larry E. “The Conversion of Oliver Cowdery.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 1 (2007).
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Shortly after arriving in New York and beginning employment as a schoolteacher in 1828, Oliver Cowdery first learned about Joseph Smith and the gold plates through rumors and gossip. Through the sincere investigations of Oliver and his newfound friend, David Whitmer, and his time as a boarder with the Joseph Smith family in Palmyra, Oliver continued to learn about Joseph and the plates. He received a personal witness and traveled with Samuel Smith to visit Joseph in Harmony. Several events involving Martin Harris, David Whitmer, Joseph Knight Sr., and the Smith family all played a role in Oliver’s conversion, and on April 7, Joseph and Oliver began the translation of the Book of Mormon.

ID = [3201]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 66423  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Morris, Larry E. “Elder Ezra Taft Benson’s Incredible Experiences in Postwar Europe.” The FARMS Review 20, no. 1 (2008): 67-72.
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Review of Frederick Babbel. On Wings of Faith: My Daily Walk with a Prophet.

Keywords: Benson; Ezra Taft
ID = [595]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 12112  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Morris, Larry E. “‘I Should Have an Eye Single to the Glory of God’ Joseph Smith’s Account of the Angel and the Plates.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 1 (2005): Article 4.
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Review of Ronald V. Huggins. “From Captain Kidd’s Treasure Ghost to the Angel Moroni: Changing Dramatis Personae in Early Mormonism.” Dialogue 36/4 (2003): 17–42.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [499]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 158768  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Morris, Larry E. “Joseph Smith and ‘Interpretive Biography’” The FARMS Review 18, no. 1 (2006): 321-374.
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Review of Dan Vogel. Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Joseph; Jr.; Smith; Translation
ID = [538]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 121233  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Morris, Larry E. “‘The Private Character of the Man Who Bore That Testimony’ Oliver Cowdery and His Critics.” The FARMS Review 15, no. 1 (2003): Article 17.
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Review of LaMar Petersen. The Creation of the Book of Mormon: A Historical Inquiry. Review of Robert D. Anderson. Inside the Mind of Joseph Smith: Psychobiography and the Book of Mormon. Review of Dan Vogel. “The Validity of the Witnesses’ Testimonies.” In American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormon

ID = [426]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 94295  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Morris, Larry E. “Sister Brodie and Sister Brooks.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 99-115.
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Review of Gary Topping. Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History.

Keywords: Criticism; Early Church History; Scholarship
ID = [582]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 41062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Moss, Candida R. “Hubristic Specialists: Catholic Responses to Higher Biblical Criticism.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 8 no. 1 (2016).
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Understanding the history of biblical criticism as it takes place within specific denominational contexts is, to my mind, interesting not only to members of those groups, but also to anyone who wants to understand the history of the guild and the history of scholarship, as well as those who want to understand the history of ecclesial relations with the academy.

Keywords: Biblical criticism; Catholicism; Bible studies; religious scholarship
ID = [7071]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba  Size: 28363  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Owen, Paul L., and Carl A. Mosser. “Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson, How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation.” FARMS Review of Books 11, no. 2 (1999): Article 3.
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Review of How Wide the Divide: A mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation (1997), by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson

ID = [324]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 160662  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Mouritsen, Paul. “Secret Combinations and Flaxen Cords: Anti-Masonic Rhetoric and the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12, no. 1 (2003): 116-118.
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Some critics of the Book of Mormon claim that Joseph Smith drew certain terminology from his nineteenth-century environment. In particular, they suggest that terms such as secret society and secret combination may reflect anti-Masonic rhetoric from the period or even that the term flaxen cord has Masonic overtones. This article traces many varied uses of secret combination in nineteenth-century writings that have nothing to do with the Masons. The appearance of these terms in the Book of Mormon does not weaken the historical claims of the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Anti-Mason; Early Church History; Historicity; Joseph; Jr.; Nineteenth-Century American History; Oaths; Rhetoric; Secret Combinations; Smith
ID = [3113]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2003-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 60883  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:53
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Approaching Understandings in the Book of Abraham.” The FARMS Review 18, no. 2 (2006): Article 8.
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Review of John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant.

ID = [550]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-review  Size: 41391  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Book of Breathings in Its Place.” The FARMS Review 17, no. 2 (2005): Article 14.
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Review of Michael D. Rhodes. The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary.

ID = [522]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2005-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 39508  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:32
Gee, John, and Kerry Muhlestein. “An Egyptian Context for the Sacrifice of Abraham.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 2 (2011).
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The plausibility of the attempted offering of Abraham by a priest of pharaoh and the existence of human sacrifice in ancient Egypt have been questioned and debated. This paper presents strong evidence that ritual slaying did exist among ancient Egyptians, with a particular focus on its existence in the Middle Kingdom. It details three individual evidences of human sacrifice found in ancient Egypt. Four different aspects of the attempted offering of Abraham are compared to these Egyptian evidences to illustrate how the story of Abraham fits with the picture of ritual slaying in Middle Kingdom Egypt.

Topics:    Old Testament Topics > Abraham and Sarah [see also Covenant]
ID = [3269]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-jbms,old-test  Size: 30160  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Muhlestein, Kerry. “Insights Available as We Approach the Original Text.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 1 (2006).
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In his effort to correct and preserve the original text of the Book of the Mormon, Royal Skousen has also increased our understanding of and appreciation for this volume of sacred scripture. Skousen’s close examination of the use of words and phrases throughout the book highlights its intertextuality and demonstrates that Book of Mormon authors were aware of and influenced by the words of previous authors. Moreover, restoring the original text helps clarify some vague constructions and should also caution us against putting too much emphasis on the exact wording of the present Book of Mormon. Skousen’s analysis of how such changes occurred during a relatively modern transmission process can also further the understanding of more ancient textual transmission. Finally, Skousen’s work reveals that the original Book of Mormon may have been even more strikingly Semitic than the present text and that some characteristically Hebrew constructions have been edited out over the years, though many still remain.

ID = [3184]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2006-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 21791  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Muhlestein, Kerry, and Alexander L. Baugh. “Preserving the Joseph Smith Papyri Fragments: What Can We Learn from the Paper on Which the Papyri Were Mounted?” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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This article discusses possible explanations regarding the procedures Joseph Smith and his associates used in mounting the Joseph Smith Papyri fragments and their reasons for doing so. The backing materials, some of which contain drawings of a temple plan and plat sketches of northeastern Ohio townships, provide a valuable historical artifact that helps historians answer questions associated with the papyri. The dimensions, gluing techniques, and cutting patterns of the backing paper and papyri also help explain the mounting process, as does an examination of the handwriting on the backing paper. Careful analysis suggests that a portion of the backing material came from several sheets of paper glued together to make a large sheet on which plans for a temple were drawn. Historical evidence suggests that in late 1837 or early 1838, pieces of papyri were glued to this and other papers and cut into smaller pieces, some of which were put under glass to preserve the papyrus fragments from further deterioration.

Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [3299]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,bom,farms-jbms  Size: 53438  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Muhlestein, Kerry. “The Religious and Cultural Background of Joseph Smith Papyrus I.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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Throughout its history, ancient Egyptian religion showed a remarkable capacity for adopting new religious ideas and characters and adapting them for use in an already existing system of worship. This process continued, and perhaps accelerated, during the Groco-Roman era of Egyptian history. Egyptian priests readily used foreign religious characters in their rituals and religious formulas, particularly from Greek and Jewish religions. Religious texts demonstrate that Egyptian priests knew of both biblical and nonbiblical accounts of many Jewish figures--especially Jehova, Abraham, and Moses--by about 200 BC. Knowing this religio-cultural background helps us understand how the priest in Thebes who owned Joseph Smith Papyrus I would have been familiar with stories of Abraham.

ID = [3286]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-jbms  Size: 58681  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Murphy, John M. “Acquiring and Preserving Written Records: A Sacred Commission.” The FARMS Review 19, no. 2 (2007): 67-69.
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This article discusses the importance of recording sacred experiences and preserving other written records.

Keywords: Memory; Recordkeeping; Writing
ID = [580]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2007-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-review  Size: 6680  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:33
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Authors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17 no. 1 (2008).
ID = [3220]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 3806  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Book Notes.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 15.
ID = [668]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size: 46453  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:34
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “A Book of Mormon Bibliography for 2016.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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The Maxwell Institue is currently making efforts to update the work of Donald Parry, Jeanette Miller, and Sandra Thorne, who prepared the volume A Comprehensive Annotated Book of Mormon Bibliography (1996). This earlier work is now available at the Maxwell Institutes website (see http:/ /publications.mi.byu.edu/book/ a-comprehensive -annotated-book-of-mormon-bibliography/), and updates will also be made available on the Institute’s website. To assist in this effort, the editors of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies have decided to include in each issue of the Journal a bibliography of scholarly work published on the Book of Mormon during the previous year. We have therefore made efforts to discover all work of an academic nature published during 2016 for inclusion in the following bibliography. The work has been undertaken primarily by Matthew Roper and Alex Criddle.

ID = [81901]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2017-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “A Book of Mormon Bibliography for 2017.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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The Maxwell Institute continues to make efforts to collect bibliographical information for all writings of a scholarly nature focused on the Book of Mormon in a substantial way. The work for this year’s bibliography has been undertaken by Amanda Buessecker. The editors would again like to encourage readers of the Journal to send information regarding any publications of a scholarly nature focused on the Book of Mormon that have escaped our attention. These can be sent to jbms@byu.edu.

ID = [81919]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2018-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “A Book of Mormon Bibliography for 2018.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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Balli, Tyler. “LDS Hispanic Americans and Lamanite Identity.” Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 19/3 (2018): 92-115. Belnap, Daniel L. “The Abinadi Narrative, Redemption, and the Struggle for Nephite Identity:’ In Abinadi: He Came Among Them in Disguise, edited by Hopkin, 27-66.

ID = [81935]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Book of Mormon Students Meet: Interesting Convention Held in Provo Saturday and Sunday.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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Excerpts from the Deseret Evening News of 25 May 1903 report on a convention at which Book of Mormon geography was discussed.

ID = [3304]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7345  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Contributors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18 no. 2 (2009).
ID = [3234]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 5450  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Contributors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18 no. 1 (2009).
ID = [3227]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2009-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 3805  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Contributors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 19 no. 1 (2010).
ID = [3242]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 5300  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Contributors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 19 no. 2 (2010).
ID = [3250]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4244  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Editors.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 17 no. 1 (2008).
ID = [3222]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2008-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 3547  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:54
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 no. 1 (2014).
ID = [3307]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2014-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 14703  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
ID = [3337]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 4741  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “End Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “End Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
ID = [3303]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 1902  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “End Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
ID = [81934]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2019-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:17
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 no. 1 (2014).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Front Matter.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 2 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 4 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 5 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 26, No. 6 (2006).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2006). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 5 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 27, No. 6 (2007).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2007). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 5 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 28, No. 6 (2008).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2008). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2009).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2009). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2009).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2009). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 29, No. 6 (2009).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2009). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2010).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2010). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2010).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2010). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 30, No. 3 (2010).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2010). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2011).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2011). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2011).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2011). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2012).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2012). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 32, No. 2 (2012).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2012). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2012).” Insights, Vol. 1 (2012). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Insights, Vol. 33, No. 1 (2013).” Insights, Vol. 1 (1981). Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 14 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 no. 2 (2005).
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Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Reviews and Forewords of Others’ Works > M. Wells Jakeman
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 15 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 1 (2006).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 15 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 no. 2 (2006).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 16 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 1 (2007).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 16 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16 no. 2 (2007).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 26. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 27. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 27 (2018).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 28. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 28 (2019).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 17 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 17 no. 1 (2008).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 18 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 18 no. 1 (2009).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 18 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 18 no. 2 (2009).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 19 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 19 no. 1 (2010).
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The Journal of The Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 19 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 19 no. 2 (2010).
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The Journal of The Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 20 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 20 no. 1 (2011).
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The Journal of The Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 20 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 20 no. 2 (2011).
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The Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 21 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 21 no. 1 (2012).
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The Journal of The Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 21 Issue 2. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 21 no. 2 (2012).
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The Journal of The Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting understanding of the history, meaning, and significance of the scriptures and other sacred texts revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 22 Issue 1. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 22 Issue 2. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 1 (2013).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 23 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 no. 1 (2014).
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Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 24 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24 no. 1 (2015).
ID = [2767]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 18  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture Volume 25 Issue 1. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25 no. 1 (2016).
ID = [2768]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size:   Children: 11  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:51
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Letter from Heber J. Grant.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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On 25 January 1928, President Heber J. Grant wrote a letter to a young woman in which he shares his love for the Book of Mormon and his testimony of its divinity.

ID = [3305]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 1603  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Mormon Studies Review Volume 23 Issue 1. Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011).
ID = [39]  Status = Type = book  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  farms-review  Size:   Children: 14  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:29
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Royal Skousen and Robin Scott Jensen, eds., Revelations and Translations, Volume 3, Part 1: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24, no. 1 (2015).
ID = [3335]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2015-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 7801  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. “Understanding Understanding the Book of Mormon: An Interview with Grant Hardy.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 25, no. 1 (2016).
ID = [3339]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2016-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms  Size: 36974  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Nelson, Fred W. “Alan C. Miner. Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: The Story in Scriptures--A Geographical, Cultural, and Historical System of Understanding and Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary, Part 1--Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land.” FARMS Review of Books 9, no. 1 (1997): Article 7.
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Review of Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: The Story in Scriptures? A Geographical, Cultural, and Historical System of Understanding (1996), and Step by Step through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary, Part 1?Through the Wilderness to the Promised Land (1996), by Alan C. Miner

ID = [260]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1997-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 7515  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Nelson, Fred W. “Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor, Light from the Dust: A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of the Book of Mormon.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6, no. 2 (1994): Article 12.
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Review of Light from the Dust: A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of the Book of Mormon (1993), by Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor.

ID = [188]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1994-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 9576  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Nelson, Steven G. “Robert Marcum, Dominions of the Gadiantons.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4 (1992): Article 56.
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Review of Dominions of the Gadiantons (1991), by Robert Marcum.

ID = [131]  Status = Type = review  Date = 1992-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-review  Size: 3269  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:30
Roper, Matthew P., Paul J. Fields, and Atul Nepal. “Joseph Smith, The Times and Seasons, and Central American Ruins.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 22 no. 2 (2013).
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During the time the Latter-day Saints lived in Nauvoo, John Stephens and Frederick Catherwood published Incidents of Travel in Central America, an illustrated report of the first discovery of ancient ruins in Central America by explorers. These discoveries caused great excitement among the Saints, and subsequently five editorials appeared in the Times and Seasons commenting on what these meant for the church. Although the author of the editorials was not indicated, historians have wondered if Joseph Smith penned them since he was the newspaper’s editor at the time. We examined the historical evidence surrounding the editorials and conducted a detailed stylometric analysis of the texts, comparing the writing style in the editorials with the writing styles of Joseph Smith, John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff—the only men involved with the newspaper during the time the editorials were published. Both the historical and stylometric evidence point toward Joseph Smith as the most likely author of the editorials. Even if he did not write them alone, he took full responsibility for the contents of the newspaper during his editorial tenure when he stated, “ I alone stand for it.”

ID = [3300]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2013-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms  Size: 49756  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Fields, Paul J., Atul Nepal, and Matthew P. Roper. “Wordprint Analysis and Joseph Smith’s Role as Editor of the Times and Seasons.” Insights 30, no. 6 (2010).
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One of the issues that swirls around discus- sions of Book of Mormon geography is the rightful place the editorials in the 1842 Times and Seasons must take. The story of the editorials begins with Joseph’s receipt of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood’s Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chaipas, and Yucatan, published in 1841. In early 1842, the Times and Seasons published several enthu- siastic articles that drew attention to the discoveries of Stephens and Catherwood in Central America and compared them favorably with the Book of Mormon. Two of these articles were signed by the editor, while three other articles were unsigned. Historical sources indicate that the Prophet Joseph Smith served as editor of the paper for all of the issues published between March 1 through the October 15, 1842. During this time, however, apostles John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff assisted the Prophet in his work in the printing office. Since these articles were not specifically signed by Joseph Smith, some have questioned whether the Prophet wrote them himself, or if someone else wrote them, with or without his approval.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; geography; Joseph Smith; prophet
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Ether
ID = [66964]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-06  Collections:  bom,farms-insights  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 16:04:09
Neusner, Jacob. “Why No New Judaisms in the Twentieth Century?” In By Study and Also By Faith, Volume 2, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John M. Lundquist, 552-584. Vol. 2. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1990.
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A shorter version of this article appeared as “Can Judaism Survive the Twentieth Century?“ Tikkun 4, no. 4 (July–August 1989): 38–42.
An explanation of what conditions favor the formation of religious systems, with particular attention to the condition of Judaism in the twentieth century.

Keywords: Holocaust; Judaism; Politics
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Hugh Nibley > Scholarship, Footnotes, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, CWHN, Editing > Judaism
ID = [2369]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1990-01-02  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:48
Nibley, Hugh W. “Abraham’s Creation Drama.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Transcript of a lecture presented on 6 April 1999 as part of the FARMS Book of Abraham Lecture Series.
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Hugh Nibley discusses how Abraham was an ordinary man who held no office and worked no miracles, and yet he was one of the greatest minds of the last forty centuries. Nibley discusses Abraham’s relationship with the temple and gives an overview of the ancient temple. He also shows how the Book of Abraham answers what Nibley calls the “terrible questions”: Where do I come from? Why am I here? How does the universe figure in the gospel? How did it all begin, and how will it all end? Nibley argues that the vision given to Abraham in the Book of Abraham contains stage directions indicating that the vision is dramatized, and the Book of Abraham includes the script.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
ID = [8358]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Acclamatio: (Never Cry Mob).” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
ID = [8367]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “An Age of Discovery.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
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It is very important for Latter-day Saints to keep pace, more or Less, with the fast-moving developments in the fields of Bible and related studies. By failing to do this we run the risk of laboring to accommodate our religion to scientific and scholarly teachings that have long since been superceded, altered, or completely discarded.

ID = [8359]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Appendix: Echoes and Evidences from the Writings of Hugh Nibley.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Parry, Donald W., Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 453-506. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.
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A discussion of evidence of the Book of Mormon’s authenticity.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Historicity; Scholarship
ID = [75601]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 2002-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 56445  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:21
Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to Facsimile II.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985. Talk given May 17, 1985, Washington D.C.
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Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham; Facsimile 2
ID = [8360]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-05-17  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Approach to John Gee, Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri.” FARMS Review of Books 13, no. 2 (2001): Article 9.
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Since 1989, the Review of Books on the Book of Mormon has published review essays to help serious readers make informed choices and judgments about books and other publications on topics related to the Latter-day Saint religious tradition. It has also published substantial freestanding essays that made further contributions to the field of Mormon studies. In 1996, the journal changed its name to the FARMS Review with Volume 8, No 1. In 2011, the journal was renamed Mormon Studies Review.
A review of A Guide to the Joseph Smtih Papyri (2000) by John Gee.

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Reviews and Forewords of Others’ Works > John Gee
ID = [389]  Status = Type = review  Date = 2001-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-review,nibley  Size: 3789  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:31
Nibley, Hugh W. “Assembly and Atonement.” In King Benjamin’s Speech: That Ye May Learn Wisdom, edited by John W. Welch and Stephen D. Ricks, 119—45. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.
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Republished in King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple and Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple.
A look into what makes King Benjamin’s address to his people not only an assembly but also an atonement.

Keywords: Architecture; Atonement; Tabernacle
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Ritual Patterns, Great Year-Rites, Universal Gospel Culture
ID = [830]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1998-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 50625  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:35
Nibley, Hugh W. “Assembly and Atonement.” In King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple, edited by Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, . Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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Originally published in King Benjamin’s Speech: That Ye May Learn Wisdom.
A look into what makes King Benjamin’s address to his people not only an assembly but also an atonement.

Keywords: Atonement; Tabernacle
ID = [75728]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1999-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 48062  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Beyond Politics.” Mormon Studies Review 23, no. 1 (2011): Article 12.
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This talk was given on 26 October 1973 to the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society in the Political Science Department at Brigham Young University. It first appeared in BYU Studies 15/1 (1974) and was reprinted in Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1978) and in the second edition of that volume in 2004. It is reprinted here with minor technical editing.
In most languages, the Church is designated as that of the last days, so this speech—which is only a pastiche of quotations from its founders—is unblushingly apocalyptic. Did our grandparents overreact to signs of the times? For many years, a stock cartoon in sophisticated magazines has poked fun at the barefoot, bearded character in the long nightshirt carrying a placard calling all to “Repent, for the End is at Hand.” But where is the joke? Ask the smart people who thought up the funny pictures and captions: Where are they now?

Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Government, Politics
ID = [672]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  farms-review,nibley  Size: 69279  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:34
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Book of Mormon and the Ruins: The Main Issues.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, July 13, 1980.
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Hugh Nibley addresses issues that cause people to question the historicity of the Book of Mormon. He gives evidence to support the claim that people inhabited the American continent for centuries before the arrival of the Nephites, that the Hill Cumorah was not too far away for Moroni to reach, and that the “fulness of iniquity” described in the Book of Mormon has much evidence in extant art from that time.

Keywords: Book of Mormon; Archaeology
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Moroni
ID = [8369]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1980-07-13  Collections:  bom,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Brigham Young as a Theologian.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1967.
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With characteristic energy, Hugh Nibley describes the character of Brigham Young and discusses his teachings. The issues explored in this essay include the problem of evil and the power of the devil, temptation and necessary opposition, consequences of sin, and truth obtained by the light of Christ.

Keywords: Mormon Studies
ID = [8361]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1967-01-01  Collections:  brigham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Church History.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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Hugh Nibley assembles statements by non-LDS scholars on the identity of Jesus, the rediscovery of the church, eschatology (the study of last things), authority, revelation, Israel, liturgy, the survival of the church, and the Vatican excavations.

ID = [8363]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Classics from the Past: Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 20 no. 1 (2011).
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Responding to an inquiry from a member of a different faith about why the Book of Mormon was translated into the English of the King James Version of the Bible, Nibley discusses the use of biblical language in contemporary society, citing in particular the language of prayer and the use of King James English in the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This article also serves as a platform for Nibley to discuss other issues raised about the Book of Mormon, especially in reference to the King James version of the Bible.

ID = [3263]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bom,farms-jbms,nibley  Size: 16113  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Classics from the Past: Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 20, no. 1 (2011): 69-72.
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Nibley’s response to a query was printed in the Church News section of the Deseret News, 29 July 1961, 10, 15. It was reprinted in Saints’ Herald 108 (9 October 1961): 968–69, 975.
Responding to an inquiry from a member of a different faith about why the Book of Mormon was translated into the English of the King James Version of the Bible, Nibley discusses the use of biblical language in contemporary society, citing in particular the language of prayer and the use of King James English in the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This article also serves as a platform for Nibley to discuss other issues raised about the Book of Mormon, especially in reference to the King James Version of the Bible.

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls; King James Bible; Literary; Literature; Translation
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Criticisms and Apologetics > Literary Style
ID = [1659]  Status = Type = Journal Article  Date = 2011-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-jbms,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:42
Nibley, Hugh W. “Conflict in the Churches between the God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1979.
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Hugh Nibley has gathered a collection of statements from Church Fathers and modern scholars that acknowledge that views concerning God changed. The early church was based on the Hebrew Bible but churchmen were later influenced by the arguments of different philosophers.

ID = [8364]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
McKinlay, Daniel B., Hugh W. Nibley, and Steven W. Booras. “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Select Publications by Latter-day Saint Scholars.” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 2 no. 1 (2010).
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Select bibliography of LDS research on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

ID = [7023]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba,nibley,old-test  Size: 22073  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Church in the Light of Some Newly Discovered Papyri from Egypt.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1964.
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Hugh Nibley begins by showing the interrelatedness of ancient records, regardless of their origin, a phenomenon called “pattemism.” He proposes that Joseph Smith presented the world with authentic ancient records. The Prophet brought forth many of the same concepts that are found in ancient temple libraries, such as the council in heaven during the premortal period, the casting out of Satan, the doctrine of the “two ways,” the fallen nature of mankind, and the need for a redeemer. Accompanying the doctrines is a body of rites or ordinances, and Nibley gives special attention to the Nag Hammadi documents.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; Dead Sea Scrolls
ID = [8370]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1964-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle.” In Mormonism and Early Christianity, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 4, edited by Todd M. Compton and Stephen D. Ricks. Salt Lake City/Provo, UT: Deseret Book and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1987.
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Originally published as an article in BYU Studies in 1978.
Draws upon a host of sources and shows certain parallels between an early Christian form of prayer and that of the Latter-day Saint prayer circle.

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
ID = [2001]  Status = Type = book chapter  Date = 1987-01-02  Collections:  farms-jbms,moses,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:45
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2, (2010): 64-95.
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A practice that was eventually condemned by the church because of its Jewish affinities—being found, for example, in the Testaments of Abraham and Job and in the writings of Philo—the prayer circle has a long and complex history in Christian practice. This practice was considered one of the “ mysteries” and therefore was protected from all who weren’t initiated. For the initiated participants, this was a very sacred practice, which demanded unity between all those involved. The prayer circle, generally referred to as a “ dance,” often included hymns, prayers for the living and the dead, and gestures that would prepare the participants for heavenly visitations.

Topics:    Book of Moses Topics > Temple Themes in the Book of Moses and Related Scripture
ID = [3255]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-jbms,moses,nibley  Size: 120645  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle: Sidebar, Coptic Liturgical Text.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 89-94.
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This text, from a Christian “Book of Breathings,” highlights the importance of the prayer circle in early Christian worship.

Keywords: Prayer; Prayer Circle; Worship
ID = [1758]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms,nibley  Size: 32531  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:43
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Early Christian Prayer Circle: Sidebar, Minutes of the Second Council of Nicaea in ad 787.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19, no. 2 (2010): 65.
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Patriarch Tarasius and various bishops and monks condemn the Acts of John, in which an account of the early Christian prayer circle is recorded.

Keywords: Early Christianity
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Temples > Ancient Temples > Prayer Circles
ID = [1759]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,farms-jbms,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:43
Nibley, Hugh W. “Evolution: A Convenient Fiction.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1981.
ID = [8365]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1981-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Figure 6 of Facsimile 2.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1983. Informal lecture, date and location unknown.
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In this informal lecture, Hugh Nibley proposes that exploring the explanations of the facsimiles was not timely in Joseph Smith’s day, but the 1960s opened avenues for serious investigation. He reviews some of the mythical details in the Egyptian account of the premortal council. He also cites examples of Egyptian truisms that relate to Hebrew wisdom literature.

Keywords: Pearl of Great Price; Abraham
ID = [8371]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1995-01-01  Collections:  abraham,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “From the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS).” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity 2 no. 1 (2010).
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Hugh Nibley, late professor of ancient history and religion at Brigham Young University and one of the foremost scholars of the ancient world in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussed the Rule of the Community in an appendix to his 1975 book The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri. The Joseph Smith Papyri is an initiatory text; the Rule of the Community is both an initiatory text, enumerating details for entrance into the Essene community at Qumran, and a covenant document, listing elements in the covenant made between God and individuals entering the Essene community at Qumran. This piece is an excerpt from the appendix of his text mentioned above and outlines the various aspects of this Rule of the Community as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS).

ID = [7022]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 2010-01-01  Collections:  farms-sba,nibley,old-test  Size: 42658  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/23/24 15:51:52
Nibley, Hugh W. “The God of the Philosophers.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1979.
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This packet consists of a collection of translated statements by ancient Greek philosophers concerning their perceptions of divinity. It quotes Thales, Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and others on such abstract concepts as Absolute, causes, the One, the Nous (mind), and the uncreated.

Keywords: Old Testament; Ancient Israel
ID = [8366]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1979-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley,old-test  Size: 209  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “A House of Glory.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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This transcript is a brief commentary on Doctrine and Covenants 109, the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple. Hugh Nibley describes the temple as a meeting place that is set off from the world. It is a location where we are invited to have clear, receptive intellects and enjoy heightened spirituality. We experience an atmosphere of purity in contrast to the pollution of the world.

ID = [8357]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1993-01-05  Collections:  d-c,farms-reports,nibley  Size: 213  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Hugh Nibley Archive: Peter.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1985.
ID = [8372]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1985-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Hugh Nibley Prayer Devotional Assembly.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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This prayer given by Hugh Nibley at a devotional assembly is a plea for the Father’s spirit and a humble recognition of the great limits of human knowledge, judgment, and faith.

Keywords: Mormon Studies
ID = [8373]  Status = Type = journal article  Date = 1984-01-01  Collections:  farms-reports,nibley  Size: 998  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/24/24 7:53:55
Nibley, Hugh W. “Humanism and the Gospel.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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These lecture notes discuss the history of humanism from the Sophists to Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare. Hugh Nibley emphasizes the fallacies of such a philosophy. Humanism is a substitute for religion when religion goes sour, and as such, humanism is dogmatic, careerist, and intolerant.

Keywords: Mormon Studies
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Intre-Ancient Records.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1984.
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This is a very rough transcript of Nibley’s contributions to a panel discussion about ancient writing, scientific methodology, and testing of the Book of Mormon.

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Nibley, Hugh W. “It Takes All Kinds.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1980.
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Larson Memo.” Preliminary Report. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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In this short series of communications, Hugh Nibley expresses his philosophy that “the function of the poet is to hold one’s head while he pukes.”

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Nibley, Hugh W. “The Last Days, Then and Now.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 269–303. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.
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Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17, 196–227.
Hugh Nibley discusses the last days based on his own thoughts and actively avoiding quotes from others (unless they pop up from memory).

Keywords: Last Days
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Government, Politics
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > History > Christian History, Apostasy > Eschatology, Last Days
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 10: (Dead Sea Scrolls) - The Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 140-155. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 10—Book of Mormon—Dead Sea Scrolls.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 111—22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls.“
Now we are going to talk about the Book of Mormon and the Jews in the light of the new discoveries (the Dead Sea Scrolls).

Keywords: Bar Kokhba Letters; Copper Scroll; Dead Sea Scrolls
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Ancient Near East
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Dead Sea Scrolls
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 11: 1 Nephi 4–7 - Scripture and Family.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 156-172. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ishmael; Ishmael' s Daughters; Ishmael' s Wife; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban; Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacrament; Serekh Scroll; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 11—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 4—7, Scripture and Family.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 123—36. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Keywords: Ishmael; Ishmael\'s Daughters; Ishmael\'s Wife; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban; Lachish Letters; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Sacrament; Serekh Scroll; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 12: 1 Nephi 8–11 - The Tree of Life.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 173-189. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Copper Scroll; Dream; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Tree of Life; Vision
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 12—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 8—11, The Tree of Life.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 137—50. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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A discussion about the Tree of Life.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Copper Scroll; Dream; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Tree of Life; Vision
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 13: 1 Nephi 12–14 - Nephi’s Vision.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 190-207. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Dream; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Promised Land; Prophecy; Tree of Life; Vision
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 13—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 12—14, Nephi’s Vision.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 151—64. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We were noting that chapter ten of 1 Nephi deals with the Jaws. Chapter eleven does something else. Chapter twelve deals with the New World version: Israel in the New World, the Book of Mormon people. Chapter thirteen deals with the Gentiles and the whole world; it takes the world view.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Dream; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Promised Land; Prophecy; Tree of Life; Vision
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 14: 1 Nephi 15–16 - The Liahona and Murmurings in the Wilderness.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 208-224. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 14—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 15—16.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 165—78. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Liahona and Murmurings in the Wilderness.“
We start out with the last place to look if we want to find information. It starts out, “I returned to the tent of my father.“

Keywords: Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Liahona; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 15: 1 Nephi 17–19, 22 - Toward a Promised Land.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 225-242. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Shipbuilding; Transoceanic Voyage
ID = [75749]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 15—Book of Mormon—1 Nephi 17—19, 22; Toward the Promised Land.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 179—92. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Now, we’ve got the seventeenth chapter, the seventh verse, when the Lord says, you will make a boat: “Thou shalt construct a ship.“ He didn’t have time to scout around for the necessary metals. The Lord told him, I can tell you where to get them. We said they were adept in ores: where to find ores, and how to make the bellows.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Arabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Shipbuilding; Transoceanic Voyage
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 1 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 16: 2 Nephi 1–4 - ‘Encircled . . . in the Arms of His Love’: Oneness with God and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 243-259. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Promised Land
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 16—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 1—4, Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 193—206. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “’Encircled . . . in the Arms of His Love’: Oneness with God and the Atonement.“
We start out with 2 Nephi, and we really get into some pretty deep stuff.

Keywords: Atonement; Promised Land
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 17: 2 Nephi 2 - The Law and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 260-276. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Law of Moses
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 17—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 2, The Law and The Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 207—20. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We are on the second chapter of 2 Nephi, perhaps the hardest chapter in the book. It’s about the Law of Moses.

Keywords: Atonement; Law of Moses
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 18: 2 Nephi 3–8 - Lehi’s Family: Blessings and Conflict.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 277-293. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Brass Plates; Genealogy; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Psalm of Nephi; Skin Color; Temple Worship
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 18—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 3—8.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 221—34. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Lehi’s Family: Blessings and Conflict.“
2 Nephi 3 is a genealogical chapter, and it has strange phenomena in it which occur in genealogy all the time.

Keywords: Brass Plates; Genealogy; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Psalm of Nephi; Skin Color; Temple Worship
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 19: 2 Nephi 9 - Jacob’s Teachings on the Atonement and Judgment.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 294-310. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Judgment
ID = [75753]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 19—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 9 The Atonement and Judgment.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 235—48. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Jacob’s Teachings on the Atonement and Judgment.“
The Book of Mormon was hand-delivered by an angel. There’s every evidence that it was, so let’s look at it.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Judgment
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 1: Introduction - The Book of Mormon—Like Nothing Else.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 1-14. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Mormon Translation
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 1—Book of Mormon—Like Nothing Else.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 1—10. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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An introduction to Hugh Nibley’s Teachings of the Book of Mormon class.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Book of Mormon Translation
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Ancient Near East
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 20: 2 Nephi 25 - The Jews and Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 311-326. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Native Americans; Prophecy
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 20—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 25, The Jews and Jerusalem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 249—60. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We have come to those chapters where Nephi talks about Isaiah. He gives his explanation in chapter 25, and that’s what interests us.

Keywords: Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Native Americans; Prophecy
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 21: 2 Nephi 25–28 - Nephi’s Prophecy of Our Times.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 327-344. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 21—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 25—28, Nephi’s Prophecy of Our Times.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 261—74. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Now, Nephi is in his prophetic vein, and he is going to take us all the way.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophecy
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 22: 2 Nephi 29–31 - Scripture and Canon.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 345-362. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Apocrypha; Canon; Prophecy; Pseudepigrapha
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 22—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 29—31, Scripture and Canon.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 275—88. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We are on 2 Nephi 29. The Lord is talking about when He sets His hand again in these last days the second time to recover His people. There are no “God’s privileged people.“ He loves one as much as the other.

Keywords: Apocrypha; Canon; Prophecy; Pseudepigrapha
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23: 2 Nephi 32–33; Jacob 1–2 - Rejecting the Word of God.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 363-379. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Strait and Narrow Path
ID = [75757]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 23—Book of Mormon—2 Nephi 32—33; Jacob 1—2.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 289—302. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Rejecting the Word of God.“
We are on 2 Nephi 32, and are things going downhill fast. Here’s the first generation that has already gone bad, and Nephi is just terribly depressed. He ends on a down note, and then his brother Jacob takes it up.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Strait and Narrow Path
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 2 Nephi
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > 2 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Jacob
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 24: Jacob 3–4 - Filthiness and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 380-396. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 24—Book of Mormon—Jacob 3—4, Filthiness and the Atonement.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 303—17 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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We’re on the book of Jacob. I’ve decided that more than any book in the Book of Mormon this has the ring of absolute truth, historical and everything else.

Keywords: Atonement; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Jacob
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 25: Jacob 5–7; Enos - The Olive Tree; The Challenge of Sherem.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 397-412. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Zenos (Prophet)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 25—Book of Mormon—Jacob 5—7; Enos.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 317—29 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Olive Tree; The Challenge of Sherem.“
In the fourth chapter of Jacob he rings the gong in verses 13 and 14. What he is talking about here is absolutely basic. Notice that verse 13 is one philosophy of life, and verse 14 is the other philosophy of life.

Keywords: Allegory of the Olive Tree; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Zenos (Prophet)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Jacob
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Enos
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 26: Enos; Jarom; Omni - The Struggle of Enos.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 413-429. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Enos (Son of Jacob); Jarom (Son of Enos); Omni (Son of Jarom)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
ID = [75760]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 7:53:26
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 26—Book of Mormon—Enos, Jarom, Omni.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 329—42 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The Struggle of Enos.“
Enos is an important book. It’s just one chapter, you notice, but what a chapter!

Keywords: Enos (Son of Jacob); Jarom (Son of Enos); Omni (Son of Jarom)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jacob
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Enos
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Jarom
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Enos
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Jarom
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Omni
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 27: Omni; Words of Mormon; Mosiah 1 - The End of the Small Plates; The Coronation of Mosiah.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 430-447. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Mosiah the Elder; Mulekite; Phoenicians; Small Plates of Nephi
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [75761]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 7:54:00
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 27—Book of Mormon—Omni, Words of Mormon, Mosiah 1.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 343—56 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “The End of the Small Plates; The Coronation of Mosiah.“
Well, now we’ve got to the point where in one verse they take care of the history of a larger people than the Nephites. It simply says they crossed the ocean and landed here, and that was that.

Keywords: Amaleki (Son of Abinadom); King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Mosiah the Elder; Mulekite; Phoenicians; Small Plates of Nephi
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Omni
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Words of Mormon
Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Omni
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Words of Momon
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Mosiah
ID = [1282]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 51942  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 7:54:00
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 28: Mosiah 1–2 - King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 448-463. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [75762]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 7:54:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 28—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 1—2, King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 357—70 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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What we have here is a very good lesson on the subject of fear and trembling.

Keywords: King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Mosiah
ID = [1283]  Status = Type = talk  Date = 2004-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size: 49130  Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 7:54:24
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 29: Mosiah 3–5 - King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 464-482. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
ID = [75763]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/26/24 7:54:59
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 29—Book of Mormon—Mosiah 3—5, King Benjamin’s Speech.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 371—84 Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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King Benjamin’s speech and why it’s important, part 1.

Keywords: Covenant; King Benjamin; King Benjamin' s Speech
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > Mosiah
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Books > Mosiah
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 2: Introduction - Nephi’s Heritage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 15-28. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
ID = [75736]  Status = Type = book article  Date = 1993-01-01  Collections:  bmc-archive,bom,farms-books,nibley  Size:   Children: 0  Rebuilt: 4/17/24 16:53:22
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 2—Book of Mormon—Nephi’s Heritage.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 11—22. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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There are certain things about the Book of Mormon that we must notice at the beginning to get off on the right foot. . . . The opening of the Book of Mormon concerns our people, and it concerns also our world. To start, this lecture looks at the biographical nature of 1 Nephi and moves on to Nephi’s heritage and legacy.

Keywords: Nephi (Son of Lehi)
Topics:    Book of Mormon Scriptures > 1 Nephi
Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Ancient Near East
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 3: Introduction - Geopolitics and the Rule of Tyrants, 600 B.C.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 29-42. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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Keywords: Ancient Near East; Politics
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 3—Book of Mormon—Geopolitics 600 BC.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon - Part 1. Transcripts of lectures presented to an Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, 1988-1990 , 23—34. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2004.
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Also called “Geopolitics and the Rule of Tyrants, 600 B.C.“
There is nothing more rmarkable about the Book of Mormon than its cultural history. It is loaded with details that give us an insight into the culture of a particular people. It describes three distinct cultures, and it describes them vividly. A look into why 600 B.C. is considered by historians to be the “pivotal year“ and what that means for the Book of Mormon.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Politics
Topics:    Hugh W. Nibley Topics > Book of Mormon > Ancient Near East
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Nibley, Hugh W. “Lecture 4: Introduction - Setting the Stage, 600 B.C.” In Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, 43-57. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1993.
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